Pioneer™ Mac Apple Tree


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Pollinator required to bear fruit

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Pollinator required to bear fruit

Big, slightly-flattened fruit is round with a super-smooth skin and a glossy shine. Mature apples have a rich green background, blushed nearly 80% with a very deep ruby-red. The crisp, fine-textured flesh is bright white with a pale-green tine, and has sweeter juice than a regular McIntosh. Tree has a spreading growth habit, with semi-spur bud formation. Pioneer blooms early, with pretty purply-pink blossoms that give way to deep-green, shiny leaves. Resistant to fruit drop late in the season. Discovered as a chance seedling in 1976 near Marlboro, NY. Ripens in late August/early September, giving you a longer McIntosh season. Pollinator required: Choose any other apple variety.


Bloom ColorPink, Purple
Fruit ColorRed
Fruit SizeLarge
Ripens/HarvestLate August
Soil CompositionLoamy
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Bloom TimeEarly-Mid
Years to Bear2-5
Shade LevelFull Sun
Hardiness Zone Range4-7

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Dwarf  2.5 – 3 m tall x 2.5 – 3 m wide (8 – 10′ tall x 8 – 10′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Dwarf 2.5 – 3 m (8 – 10′)

Ship Height

Supreme Dwarf, Bare-root Ships 1 – 1.5 m tall (4 – 5′ tall) and/or with a 15.5 mm (5/8″) trunk.
Supreme Dwarf EZ Start® Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m (3-4′) Tall with advanced root system in a 12.7×12.7×30.5 cm (5x5x12″) EZ Start® Pot.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.

Recommended Pollinators: Cortland, Honeycrisp, Liberty, Royal Empire, SnowSweet, Golden Delicious, Ginger Gold, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Winter Banana

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

Canada’s Plant Hardiness Zones will tell you which plants will do well in your particular climate. Each zone is determined by the lowest average winter temperature recorded in a given area. Hardiness Zone information is included on all tree and plant product pages, so you know instantly whether a certain plant is likely to succeed where you live. Natural Resources Canada provides helpful options to find your zone:

Find your zone by province and municipality »

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